Paul Mescal to star in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Almeida Theatre

Almeida Theatre have announced details of their new season including Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall’s new production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring Paul Mescal, Anjana Vasan and Lydia Wilson which runs at the theatre from 10 December.

 Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said, “After a wonderful, if challenging, year since reopening we are thrilled to be presenting this exciting season of work that builds on relationships we have with artists new and familiar, our local community, and above all with the audiences that continue to discover and cherish the uniqueness of our building.

“Our Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall made her name with her extraordinary award-winning production of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke and now she’s taking on another Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire with a blindingly good cast.

Also forming part of the season is the world premiere of Tammy Faye, a new musical from Elton John, Jake Shears and James Graham, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold. The cast includes Katie Brayben, Andrew Rannells and Zubin Varla.

Lulu Raczka’s Women, Beware the Devil, receives its world premiere, directed by Rupert Goold, whilst the theatre also welcomes UK premiere of musical The Secret Life of Bees, written by Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, Susan Birkenhead, based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Directed by Whitney White.

There will also be a trilogy of community productions from 2023-2025 exploring what it means to live, work, pray, celebrate and mourn in Islington, a new annual playwright commission in memory of director Roger Michell and the Almeida’s new Young Artist groups including, for the first time, Young Designers and Technicians; and a continued commitment to Almeida For Free performances.

Also announced is A Black Out performance and Black Joy scratch event during the upcoming run of Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s The Clinic.

Goold continued, “Since we re-opened the Almeida after Covid lockdowns, we’ve presented new writing from Lolita Chakrabarti, Yomi Ṣode, Josh Azouz, Beth Steel, Peter Morgan, and Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s play The Clinic goes into previews next week. To that list, add another new voice: Lulu Raczka and her play Women, Beware the Devil, a darkly comic, twisting tale of treachery and trickery.

“Following the success of The Key Workers Cycle earlier this year which featured an 80 strong community cast, we’re also announcing a trilogy of community productions taking place over three years, exploring the real Islington featuring people who live and work here.

“We continue our commitment to offering affordable tickets – our tickets start at £10, with £5 tickets available to 25s and under, in addition to our Almeida For Free performances on all productions.”

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